Talk about your change of scenery. David Cone went from leading the Statesboro High football team to a GHSA Class AAAA state championship over Warner Robins in front of a packed-out Paulson Stadium in 2005, to standing on the sidelines of one of college football's largest stadiums and one of the nation's more storied programs. "It's fun, it's fun coming out of the tunnel and touching that banner is quite an experience," ...
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks were involved in plenty of trade talks leading up to the NBA draft. In the end, they decided to go with two more youngsters.
ATLANTA - Chipper Jones drove in four runs to back a strong start from John Smoltz, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 13-0 on Wednesday night and sweep a three-game series from the Nationals.
ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.
ATLANTA - The last time Al Horford and Mike Conley Jr. were in competition against each other, it was for college basketball's national championship.
WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time champion Venus Williams came back from a break down in the last two sets to avoid a major first-round surprise Tuesday against a Russian teenager playing her first match at Wimbledon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.
ATLANTA - Andrew Miller and the Detroit Tigers certainly enjoyed interleague play. Miller combined with Chad Durbin for a six-hit shutout, and the Tigers beat the slumping Atlanta Braves 5-0 Sunday night for their seventh straight win _ all on the road against National League teams.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - In his five-piece, tailor-made Gatsby getup, Roger Federer looked like a tennis player from a bygone era, one seen only in black-and-white photos.
OMAHA, Neb. - The first title was hard for Oregon State. The repeat seemed easy. Oregon State ended one of the most dominant runs in the 61-year history of the College World Series with a 9-3 victory over North Carolina on Sunday night. The Beavers became the first team in a decade to capture consecutive national titles.
ATLANTA - Brian McCann delivered the slump-busting big hits the Atlanta Braves desperately needed.
Brooks Brown's 22nd birthday is shaping up quite nicely. The former Portal High School star pitcher will play in tonight's California League All-Star game, the culmination of a stellar first half of the season for the Visalia (Calif.) Oaks. Brown emerged as the ace for the Arizona Diamondback's Advanced Class A team, going 6-3 with a 2.81 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 80 innings. The Diamondbacks took notice, promoting the right hander ...
OMAHA, Neb. - Oregon State's Jorge Reyes got himself and his team a whole lot closer to the national championship trophy that's been teasing him.
ATLANTA - What a debut for Kenny Rogers. Making his first start of the season after a blood clot was removed from his pitching shoulder, Rogers allowed only two hits in six innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the punchless Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night. The Braves were shut out for the third game in a row, their scoreless streak stretching to 28 innings. It was the first time since ...
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Heavy fog allowed Brian Gay a quick nap, and he no longer felt so sluggish after traveling halfway around the world from Shanghai to Sea Island.
DAVIE, Fla. - In a culture that fosters conflict, Jonathan Martin sought to avoid it.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - When Alex Gibney set out to make a movie about cyclist Lance Armstrong's 2009 Tour de France comeback, the documentarian admits he bought into the hype: The man who'd cheated death was coming back to reign supreme - and clean. "All of us fans wanted to believe," said Gibney, who directed this summer's well-received documentary "We Steal ...
ATLANTA - Rookie guard Dennis Schroder of the Atlanta Hawks has been suspended for one game without pay for striking DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings in the groin. The suspension was announced by Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations. Schroder will sit out Thursday night's game in Denver against the Nuggets. With just less than 10 minutes left in Atlanta's 105-100 victory on Tuesday night, Schroder hit Cousins with his left hand ...